So I'm in the midst of some Math angst here. I didn't plan at all, to move any of my kids over to regular school, so our Math choices were a bit unconventional, and I have to admit, I wasn't in a real hurry to arrive anywhere fast with it.
I'm now in the midst of some Math panic....I went through this a bit at the end of last school year, and we switched the younger kids over to Horizons Math. I looked seriously at Teaching Textbooks but in the end decided not to throw more money at my problem -it has a price tag that stings a bit. Well, here I am at the end of April, State testing season is upon us and I am panicking again. Here are the things I am looking at to bring our Math learning up to speed:
-Teaching Textbooks Algebra II. I left upper Math in Sky's hands this school year, but he has been really busy. I'm not real happy about the retention Josie is showing, so I just ordered Teaching Textbooks and she will be going through this from now through the Summer. >>>>look>>>> Timberdoodle has free shipping!! The Timberdoodle catalog has been a great big love of mine for years, I am kind of sad that we seem to be aging out of it.
-Aleks Math: we tried this with the 3 younger students a few years ago...maybe 3 years ago? They didn't really like it. I did, though. I liked how it was correlated to State standards, and you can see what the child needs to work on, and what progress they have made. The site is also very clean and easy to use. I've got Demi working on it right now, I can't decide if I should add in Josie and Amie or one...or neither... I'll stew on it for a few days...
I just ordered this, the price was right and a mom over at the homeschool message boards really liked it. It says 20 minutes a day...I think we could add that to our regular work. I'll let you know how it goes.
Meg seems to be doing fine with Math U See Geometry, so I won't mess with it.
So yeah, it's going to be Math-ageddon here this Summer.
how is your school year wrapping up? What are the keepers in your curriculum? The losers?